9 October 2017
The BIR/GE Radiation Safety Award was won by Mark Worrall, Radiation Protection Adviser, from Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, for his work on the creation of a computational model to accurately estimate the thickness of an attenuator from a single digital radiograph. This is the first BIR/GE Radiation Safety Award and offers a bursary to enable the recipient to present their work on radiation safety in healthcare at a scientific conference of their choice. The award was presented at the hugely popular “Ionising Radiation Regulations” event in London.
Mark will present his work at the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice in December in Vienna. The award and a certificate was presented by Simon Hemsworth, Marketing Manager, Northern Europe (GE Healthcare), Andy Rogers, BIR President and Dawn Philips, Sales and Marketing Leader (GE Healthcare).
Simon Hemsworth said “GE Healthcare is committed to supporting healthcare providers in imaging radiation safety and we are proud to sponsor this award for the next 4 years. Congratulations to Mark on winning the inaugural award!”
Andy Rogers, BIR President, said “Congratulations to Mark and thank you to GE Healthcare for supporting this award which encourages people to think innovatively about improving radiation safety in healthcare worldwide. Mark’s research has the potential to positively impact on practice especially in the area of paediatric patient dose studies.”
The award is presented every two years. For more information and how to enter the 2019 award visit http://www.bir.org.uk/radiationsafetyaward
Photograph: Left to right: Simon Hemsworth, Marketing Manager, Northern Europe (GE Healthcare), Mark Worrall, Andy Rogers, BIR President and Dawn Philips, Sales and Marketing Leader (GE Healthcare).